LightningWorks is bringing comic books to Web3 gaming. The company recently launched what it claims is the world’s first interactive comic book in a collector’s release on Ethereum. According to LightningWorks, “Siege Worlds Zero” is a comic-book video game hybrid.
“Our intention is to have the comic book story track alongside new game content, to give players the feeling that they are the heroes in the story in a way that builds community,” says LightningWorks founder Geoff McCabe. “For three years, we’ve been in stealth, building the Web3 and VR/Metaverse tech to make it possible for us to take digital entertainment to new heights.”
McCabe describes Siege Worlds Zero as an FPS play-and-earn title that rewards players for interacting with each other. According to the LightningWorks founder, Siege Worlds Zero uniquely utilizes blockchain tech. In addition, the interactive comic includes hidden clues NFTs that can be put to use during gameplay, like NFT rifles and crossbows. Said NFTs relate to characters within the story.
Siege Worlds Zero’s Story
Siege Worlds centers around a strange island where actual historical heroes are reborn. Based on historical figures like Joan of Arc and Annie Oakley, the heroes must battle invading monsters and are continually reborn upon defeat.
The interactive comic aspect follows Andrew Phillips, an amateur historian who finds himself on the mysterious island after a car accident.
The company includes persons with experience in comics, music and fantasy world creation. Co-creator of Avengers Unlimited, DC Alfonso, worked on the comic designs while Grammy winner Bassy Bob is the company’s music department’s advisor. Likewise, LightningWorks CEO Jordan Fiksenbaum formerly worked as head of marketing for Cirque du Soleil.
Whether the Seige Worlds Zero comic will enthrall fans is yet to be seen. However, the merger of comics and blockchain gaming is an enticing idea. Imagine reading interactive Ironman comics that are also engaging action games or eBooks that come to life in the metaverse. With blockchain tech in the mix, the entertainment possibilities are unending.